There is no question that rivalry between the east and west coasts go far beyond the basics. It feels like both coasts are competing at everything — including interior design. How would you describe your home’s interior style? Would you use the distinctive vibe and style of the East Coast? Or are you more of a West Coast person?
In interior design, the purpose of a space is taken into consideration above all else. When creating a well-designed room, it goes beyond embellishing with luxury furniture and ensures that everything in the room fits the room’s purpose.
Interior design renders spaces more captivating and enables you to enhance your experience of them. The West Coast and East Coast each have their own distinct looks and vibes, and you don’t have to be a local to identify with them. How do the two coasts’ aesthetics differ? Let’s take a look.
East Coast design tends to consist of rich colours and more dark traditional finishes such as coloured lacquer and American walnut. The overall interior design methods have a reputation for elegance and sophistication. Naturally, these homes are older so they have a more traditional look and feel.
The interior style on the East Coast is all about the classic and chic, so patterns match the vibe. Florals, trellis prints, and stripes fit perfectly with the look for the play-it-safe patterns.
The decor is more on the antic, but make it very fancy, side. East Coast homes are built on formality as a reflection of the lifestyle. Within the home, you will find more conventional pieces of furniture and decor used throughout the common spaces in the house. Think of ornate details in spaces like formal living rooms and dining rooms that are used for family gatherings and special occasions. These spaces are decorated accordingly, with stately furnishings and antiques with complicated prints.
Adding coordinated and controlled looks East Coast offers more structure interiorly. In comparison to the West Coast that is more modern and chill.
As a result, the design of West Coast homes there is more light-coloured and linen-based fabrics and lighter wood tones. This reflects the West Coast’s overall warmer climate compared to the East Coast.
West Coast homes are lighter and more functional having a modern colour palette that includes beige, grey, and bright shades of light colours. Colours popular in recent years like pink, coral, and sunny yellow are usually found in home decor.
The West Coast’s use of exotic patterns and au natural decor give it that casual energy that reflects a carefree approach. As a result of the blend of modern and rustic, desert and coast, colourful and minimal, the West Coast aesthetic have a more relaxed and chill vibe.
The bolder, the better in West Coast homes. We love West Coast prints a re-loved whether they’re on the wallpaper, a rug or a pillow because they’re always fresh and always adventurous. In contrast to the sophisticated style on the East Coast, the West Coast places a super high value on eclecticism. The mix-and-match aspect of the style is cutting-edge, fun, and edgy.
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